It’s really not necessary to spend tons of money to buy name brand face creams, cleansers and masks. Even though these are high end lines for skin care, you may be surprised that they are filled with synthetic chemicals and additives that could irritate or even damage your skin.
A better alternative would be to use natural ingredients and make your own DIY skin care products. You’ll find that it’s not difficult and you will get better results from your own homemade products than any that you would have to spend a ton of money on.
1 – Rosewater and Aloe Facial Spray
You can use this hydrating spray to plump up your skin, improve its suppleness and tone. Just check your local health food store for rosewater but be sure to check the ingredients to make sure that it’s all natural and doesn’t contain any alcohol. You can find aloe vera juice there too or check online if you can’t find it locally.
Instructions: Mix 2 oz. pure rosewater with 6 oz. organic aloe vera juice Shake well and apply sparingly. You don’t need to overdo it.
Use a misting bottle to mix the ingredients in. You can keep it in the refrigerator to keep it fresh. Just shake well and then simply spray your entire face and neck area after washing your face in the morning. At night, apply again when you’ve removed your makeup and washed your face thoroughly.
2 – Bee Pollen and Honey Mask
Pollen and other bee products work by stimulating your body’s own natural collagen production. Bee pollen also boosts natural healing because of its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. Always use raw, organic honey. You can pick these up at any health food store or you can find them online.
Instructions: Combine 1 tbsp. raw honey, 2 tbsp. bee pollen, 1/4 cup organic whole milk, 1/2 avocado. Smash the avocado and add all other ingredients to a blender. Blend thoroughly. Apply to face and neck as you would any facial mask and leave on for 1/2 hour. Thoroughly rinse with warm water. Leave on as long as it feels good. Gently remove with warm water.
3 – Berry Mask
This mask will exfoliate your skin and if filled with powerful antioxidants, as well as vitamins and minerals. Your skin will be more supple and youthful looking and the berries will plump up your skin.
Ingredients: 5 blueberries, 5 blackberries, 5 raspberries (use only organic berries)
Mash all the berries until they are well blended. Apply to your entire face and neck. Leave on for 15 minutes and then thoroughly rinse. Pat dry. The berries will stain any clothing so be sure that you wear old clothing and don’t spill the berries onto any surfaces that it might stain. You may want to consider applying this mask while in the shower.
4 – Strawberry Under Eye Treatment
You only need one ingredient for this inexpensive but effective skin care product. If you have dark circles under your eyes or they are puffy, this can help. Strawberries are filled with antioxidants, alpha hydroxy acids and vitamin C which is the perfect remedy to rejuvenate the sensitive area around the eyes.
Simply place some organic strawberry jam on your fingertip or use a cotton swab. Apply it thick below your eyes.
Leave it on for five minutes and rinse with warm water. Pat the area dry.
You can maintain and hydrate your skin to keep it looking fresh, natural and youthful without breaking the bank. A few of these ingredients may already be in your fridge so you can get started right away.